Cable and broadcast nightly news programs have remained completely silent on pending automatic cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — formerly known as food stamps — which will have negative impacts on the economy and low-income groups.

Automatic Cuts To SNAP Set To Take Place November 1

Automatic $5 Billion Cut To SNAP Set For November 1. According to The Washington Post’s Wonkblog, if Congress fails to act by November 1, a provision for additional funding for SNAP established in the 2009 stimulus bill will expire, amounting to an immediate $5 billion cut for the program over the next year: